In-Home Care Service Types & Resources

August 25, 2017

Nursing homes, assisted living communities, and other care centers are not the only solutions for adults, seniors, or a loved one in a recovery program. In-home care services are a suitable alternative for many types of care and support.

For everyone, from children to seniors, the thought of leaving the familiarity of home can be a scary and intimidating experience. Whether it’s after treatment, post-op, or even elder care, relocating to new surroundings can prove to be a huge lifestyle shift for anyone at any age.

BrightStar Care specializes in providing a wide range of in-home care services so we are able to form a holistic plan of care that can meet each client’s needs, no matter what they are, at any time. From peer-level companionship for social interaction to personal care and outside support, we can help with virtually any situation, with a strong emphasis on the well-being of each client every step of the way. Specialties range from adult homecare and elder care and pediatric and newborn care to disabled care and more.

Is in-home care right for my loved one?

Your home situation is unique, and several personal, health and family factors will weigh in on the best choice for you. Here are some factors to consider :

Location - Where is your home located? Is it close to places such as shopping centers and your loved one’s primary hospital?

Home Safety - Is your home safe for in-home care and can it be easily modified? Does it need a lot of maintenance?

Family Support - Is family support available nearby? (Many seniors rely on family/friends to provide help)

Medical Conditions - Does your loved one or senior need in-home care services for the long term or is it a short term need? Is your loved one recovering or does he/she have a chronic medical condition that may worsen over time?

Types of In-Home Care

BrightStar Care offers a variety of medical home care and non-medical home care services that can be customized to fit your loved one’s needs.

Companion Care – Connecting adults and the elderly with loved ones through emails and social media, creating customized grocery lists, playing card games, respite care.

Personal Care – Personal hygiene care and toileting, personal safety home evaluations, medication reminders and more. Compassionate care for all of your personal care needs.

Home Support – Light housekeeping, grocery shopping, meal preparation, and more so you can spend more quality time with your loved one.

Outside Support – Transportation and assistance to and from doctor appointments or social gatherings, assistance with shopping and errands, and more. Let us know how we can help you out.

Skilled Care – Skilled nursing, blood sugar testing, home infusion therapy, hospice assistance, wound care, physical therapy, and more.

National Senior Home Care and Caregiving Resources

The Administration on Aging (AoA) envisions ensuring the continuation of a vibrant aging services network at State, Territory, local and Tribal levels through funding of lower-cost, non-medical services and supports that provide the means by which many more seniors can maintain their independence.

The Eldercare Locator, a public service of the Administration on Aging, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is a nationwide service that connects older Americans and their caregivers with information on senior services.

The National Association for Home Care & Hospice is the nation’s largest trade association representing the interests and concerns of home care agencies, hospices, and home care aide organizations.

The National Family Caregivers Association educates, supports, empowers and speaks up for the more than 65 million Americans who care for loved ones with a chronic illness or disability or the frailties of old age.

Helpful Resources